The National Football League (NFL) is the highest professional league of American Football (gridiron) in the world. It is made up of 32 teams from the United States that are divided into two conferences, with 4 divisions in each conference. The regular season lasts 17 games, after which 6 teams from each conference enter the playoffs. These teams play a series of single elimination games, until the last 2 teams remaining playoff in the championship game, known as the Super Bowl. The NFL is an extremely competitive league and only once since the 1970 merger has a team gone undefeated through an entire season. Let’s take a look at the longest winning streaks in NFL history.
What is the longest winning streak in NFL history?
Officially the longest winning streak in NFL history belongs to the New England Patriots with 21 wins that spanned part of the 2003 and 2004 NFL seasons. The first win of the streak came in 2003 when they defeated the Tennessee Titans, 38-30. The streak ended with a, 20-34, loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. This streak included a 32-29 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Other NFL winning streaks
The Indianapolis Colts hold the record for the most consecutive games won in the regular season with 23.
The Green Bay Packers hold the record for the most regular season home games won in a row with 25 wins.
The Dallas Cowboys had 20 consecutive winning seasons between 1966 and 1985. During this time they also took out the record for consecutive playoff appearances at 9 seasons!